Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:30pm
Bill Moyers’s Journalism Legacy
After more than 40 years on the air, Bill Moyers has turned off his microphone . While the longtime face of public broadcasting had threatened to retire in the past, this time he has assured us that we have heard his final farewell. His voice and regular presence will be deeply missed, but his...
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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 2:30pm
Antonin Scalia: Torture’s Not Torture Unless He Says It Is
Perhaps, as Justice Scalia told a Swiss university audience earlier this month , it is indeed “very facile” for Americans to declare that “torture is terrible.” The justice posited to his listeners a classic ticking-time-bomb scenario—this one involving “a person that you know for sure knows the...
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Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:15am
Change in Cuba Policy is a Nod to Reality
President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba is a decision to recognize reality. For 50 years, the United States has pursued a policy that has failed. The embargo hurt the Cuban people it claimed to help and bolstered the regime that it intended to undermine. The effort to isolate...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Fixing a Broken Justice System
When a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Brooklyn resident Jon Robinson declined to join the public protests. Two weeks later, when a Staten Island grand jury failed to indict the New York police officer who was filmed...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 1:45pm
Many Struggling to Breathe Amid Rampant Injustice
As I write, New York City is witnessing its fifth day of demonstrations after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the Eric Garner killing. Those demonstrations followed on the protests across the country over the police shootings of Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
When Mega Corporations Get Mega Tax Breaks, We All Pay
Is corporate CEO pay really out of control? Well, consider Fleecing Uncle Sam, a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government. Of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, the study finds, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies...
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Midterm Minimum-Wage Mandate
For the national Democratic Party, there are only two possible outcomes in today’s elections: bad and worse. Even in the best-case scenario, Democrats will barely hang onto a narrow Senate majority that is virtually powerless in the face of Republican obstruction. However, while the headlines...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:45pm
Justice for Edward Snowden
It is time for President Obama to offer clemency to Edward Snowden, the courageous U.S. citizen who revealed the Orwellian reach of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance of Americans. His actions may have broken the law, but his act, as the New York Times editorialized , did the...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:15am
Congress’s Sorry Dereliction of Duty
In a Washington paralyzed by partisan division, there is apparently one area of bipartisan agreement: Congress should ignore its constitutional mandate to vote on war with the Islamic State, a conflict that President Obama admits will take years. The president says he’d “welcome” congressional...
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Civil rights campaigners marching in Alabama in the summer of 1964. (Source: Wikimedia Commons / public domain) Views
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:45am
50 Years after Freedom Summer, America Needs a Year of Action
Shortly after 11 p.m. on June 24, the media declared six-term Republican Senator Thad Cochran the winner of Mississippi’s hard-fought Republican runoff primary. The reason, the pundits quickly concluded, was an unprecedented surge in black Democrats — some 13,000 or more — crossing over to support...
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